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By Scott Schlaufman
For the first 40 minutes of Valley City High School girls basketball team's 63-53 win over Maple Valley Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, the Hi-Liners had little trouble finding a good shot.
But, for whatever reason, the team's numerous open looks wouldn't make the short trip off the backboard and through the hoop.
"We had good shot selection and good shooting opportunities the entire game, but it took us a while to get where we could consistently hit some," Valley City coach Jim McDaniel said.
Eliacin named 3rd Team All American
Valley City State University tight end Ken Eliacin was named to the Beyond Sports Network All-American 3rd Team, making him one of the top six tight-ends in all of the NAIA for the 2012 season.
A senior, Elicacin was the leading receiver for the Vikings with 41 catches for 586 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per catch. He also finished with 7 receiving touchdowns with his longest catch of the season going for 67 yards.
1. Fargo North, 181; 2. Grand Forks Central, 175.5; 3. Jamestown, 170; 4. Valley City, 157.5; 5. Wahpeton, 109; 6. East Grand Forks, 100; 7. West Fargo, 87; 8. Aberdeen Central JV, 73; 9. Carrington, 64; 10. Larimore, 59; 11. Kindred 53; 12. Grafton, 43; 13. Lisbon JV, 34; 14. Central Cass JV 18; 15. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm and Roll-St. John, 0.
JV106- Josiah Crump, 2nd place: Pinned Jenkins, GFC, :46; Pinned by Stremick, FN, 1:54; def. Keopplin, Car, 16-14; pinned Wuori, Rol, :23.
All throughout the Barnes County Tournament, the Milnor High School basketball team brought a size element that tested every team the Bison matched up against.
Even though LaMoure/Litchville-Marion lacked the size, they played their game, pulling away late in a 61-51 win over Milnor in the third place game of the Barnes County Tournament.
It ended what LLM coach Darren Thielges called a â€śfantastic tournamentâ€ť for the team.
For the last three seasons, the boys edition of the Barnes County Basketball Tournament has come down to two teams â€” Valley City High School and Maple Valley High School.
But not even Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka would have predicted that Saturday's 47-46 win for the Raiders at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse would have been that close.
"Give Valley City credit. With their zone they ran, we didn't attack too much but we hung around and gave ourselves a shot," he said.
Maple Valley 65, FSHP 36
LLM 38, Enderlin 32
Milnor 68, BCN 44
Valley City 66, GCC 40
Enderlin 64, FSHP 23
GCC 61, BCN 42
Maple Valley 55, LLM 45
Valley City 60, Milnor 58
FSHP 62, Barnes Co. North 39
LLM 61, Milnor 51
Maple Valley 47, Valley City 46
All tournament team:
Brady Thielges, LLM
Mason Denholm, VC
Coltin Huus, E
Briton Bussman, M
Kris Wathne, GCC
Anthony Olson, LLM
FARGO â€” For all the work the North Dakota State University football did all season to prepare for a shot at their second straight NCAA Division I football championship, the ultimate yes or no seemed to hinge on one play in Friday's 23-20 win over Georgia Southern University at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
With 3:10 left in the game, the Bison had a fourth down with three yards to go at the GSU 5-yard line.
So the Bison gave it to quarterback Brock Jensen, who gutted it straight up the middle on a quarterback draw, getting five yards and the game-winning touchdown.
An article and headline in Wednesday's edition of the Times-Record incorrectly stated that the Maple Valley boys basketball team is trying to win their third straight Barnes County Tournament title, when the team is trying to win its fourth.
Maple Valley won the tournament twice in 2010, when the boys and girls tournaments switched months, and also won in 2011.
Thursday's BCT Schedule
At W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
FSHP vs. Enderlin, 3 p.m.
BCN vs. GCC, 4:30
Maple Valley vs. LLM, 6 p.m.
After losing its first game of the year to Wahpeton Friday, the Valley City High School boys basketball team was determined to come out strong in the opening game of the Barnes County Tournament Tuesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
The Vikings did just that, beating Griggs County Central 66-40 in the opening game of the tournament.
For the Maple Valley High School boys basketball team, the 2012 Barnes County Tournament isnâ€™t just about winning a title as much. Rather, the Raiders are defending a legacy after winning the championship the last two years.
Tuesday at Osmon Fieldhouse the Raiders had a successful start to the 2012 tournament, beating Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 65-36 in the tournamentâ€™s opening contest.
â€śWe want to be back in that championship game on Saturday night, and thatâ€™s what we talked about,â€ť Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka said. â€śStep one is complete, step two will be Thursday.â€ť